Rules, Announcements ... and More.

The Season Begins! 
The first winner of the night was in the Port City Racing Pro Stock division with Rusty Seaver taking the win. Scott Phillps took the top spot in a tight race in the KFC Late Model main event. Nate Jones continued his 2013 championship form as he won the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature. AJ Ward grabbed the  IMCA Modified feature, while a barn burner in the Smokers Club Street Stock feature was taken by Jasen Wiley. The races On The Web Flinn Stock event was taken by Johnny "Showtime" Miller.  More later Sunday morning!

 

 

Racing begins as close to 7:30 as we can make it with the pit gates opening about 4:30 and the main stands opening at 5PM. Front gate adult admission will be $12 on 'regular nights' and $15 on 'special nights.' Kids will remain at $5. A season grandstand pass can be obtained for $220. Pit passes remain at $25. In probably the best deal of the year, a family pass for two adults and two kids is only $25! If you have questions you can drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call the office at 989.235.5200.

When I sent out the email blast to tell people that practice had been cancelled, I got roughly 20 emails bounces. If your email has changed, drop me a note. Please tell me what it was and what it is now. Thanks!

SPECIAL NOTICE!!!!
It probably won't come as a surprise to you after the winter we've had but the extended forecast says the endless winter and its cold weather won't abate until almost June. After careful consultation amongst the Ron and the staff, after the first night of racing, start time will move to 7PM to help get everyone home before the 'really' cold weather hits at night. Please come prepared during Test and Tune to finish your registrations and such to help speed things up for opening night.

Starting on the second night, drivers and their cars must be checked no later than 5:45PM. Due to the tight time schedule, you may only 'call in - check in' once a month. Opening night, we will start as soon as possible, trying to maybe start before 7:30 on opening night. We hope this will help keep the fans in the stands as long as possible. In June, the start time will revert to 7:30PM.

Unfortunately, front gate admission prices will rise to $12 on 'regular nights' and $15 on 'special nights.' Kids will remain at $5. A season grandstand pass can be obtained for $220. Pit passes remain at $25. In probably the best deal of the year, a family pass for two adults and two kids is only $25!

I have received draft versions of the revised versions of the the Pro Truck rules, Street Stock rules, and the Pro Stock rules.

As announced at the banquet, there is a new rule for the Pro Trucks:

OPTIONAL TRANSMISSION RULE Bert type transmissions will be allowed. If a Bert type transmission is used, you must add an additional 50 lbs on each side in front of the engine plate. Weight may be adjusted for competitive quality. NO BALL SPLINE TRANSMISSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED.

If you can't make it to the track, you can use our exclusive DVR option to see all of the LIVE action or see the replay immediately after the race by visiting this page and then using the slider bar to jump around by visiting this LINK

Special thanks to our long time partners,Engine Pro and ARP for their continued support in bringing you live coverage of the race night events. If you haven't filled out your "Pay Dirt" application from Engine Pro, now is a good time to do so! CLICK HERE for info!


For those that intend to have minors entering the pits, here is the minor release form to have pre-filled out. PLEASE NOTE! "Legal" people say you need to do one of two things. Fill it out and have it notarized or fill it out but don't sign it until you are at the track so track officials can countersign it. Other forms will be posted here shortly.

 

May 7, 2011

The Engine Pro Pro Trucks lead off the features as Bob Griffin grabbed the early lead and soon opened a ten length lead. Ashlee Scott, Scott Nieman, Allen Welch, and Tim Wood were in a big group behind him. A spin in turn two took away a decent lead but when the green fell again, Griffin took off but got immediate pressure from Nieman. Wood moved to second with four to go only to get loose and fall back behind Neiman and Carl Thayer. Griffin cruised on to take the win over Nieman, Thayer, Wood, Dave Verhaar, Scott, and Dave Peters.

Feature Winner Pro Trucks - Bob Griffin, May 7, 2011Griffin and Chance Allen marked up heat wins.

 

Current Points Standings (Top 20)

Pos*  Car No Driver Points

  1. 72 Scott Nieman 77
  2. 45 David Verhaar 76
  3. 40 Tim Wood 74
  4. 5 David Dancer 71
  5. 66G Robert Griffin 69
  6. 55 Dave Peters 68
  7. 7S Ashlee Scott 68
  8. 35 Richard Melton (R) 65
  9. 73 Carl Thayer 65
  10. 37 Gaven Parks 62
  11. 2 Chance Allen (R) 61
  12. 14 Allen Welch 60
  13. 38 James McKeown 56
  14. 24D Kevin Deal 39

*Red denotes position tie

A Feature

  1. Robert Griffin (Sumner, MI) 
  2. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI) 
  3. Carl Thayer (Ionia, MI) 
  4. Tim Wood (Edmore, MI) 
  5. David Verhaar (Blanchard, MI) 
  6. David Dancer (Elwell, MI) 
  7. Ashlee Scott (Vestaburg, MI) 
  8. Dave Peters (Alma, MI) 
  9. Richard Melton (Hubbardston, MI) 
  10. Gaven Parks (Elwell, MI) 
  11. Allen Welch 
  12. Chance Allen (Alma, MI) 
  13. James McKeown (Stanton, MI)
  14.  

Heat 1

  1. Robert Griffin (Sumner, MI) 
  2. Tim Wood (Edmore, MI) 
  3. Richard Melton (Hubbardston, MI) 
  4. David Verhaar (Blanchard, MI) 
  5. Dave Peters (Alma, MI) 
  6. Gaven Parks (Elwell, MI) 
  7. Carl Thayer (Ionia, MI)


Heat 2

  1. Chance Allen (Alma, MI) 
  2. Ashlee Scott (Vestaburg, MI) 
  3. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI) 
  4. Allen Welch 
  5. David Dancer (Elwell, MI) 
  6. James McKeown (Stanton, MI)

Late Models Points Leaders

  1. Scott Phillips - 40
  2. Matt Pickard - 39
  3. Ryan VanderVeen - 38
  4. Josh Borton - 37
  5. Keith Gentz - 36
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Pro Stock Points Leaders

  1. Rusty Seaver - 40
  2. Gary VanderMark - 39
  3. Blake Hollenbeck - 38
  4. Josh Loomis - 37
  5. Barry Rinard - 36
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IMCA Mods Points Leaders

  1. A J Ward - 40
  2. Rusty Zeigler - 39
  3. Myron DeYoung - 38
  4. Vern Buskirk - 37
  5. Jimmy Hale Jr - 36
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Street Stock Points Leaders

  1. Jasen Wiley - 40
  2. M VanderMark Jr - 39
  3. Kyle Prochazka - 38
  4. Derek Crandall - 37
  5. D McKeown Sr - 36
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Pro Truck Points Leaders

  1. Nate Jones - 40
  2. Dave Peters - 39
  3. Curtis Rice - 38
  4. Ryan Paradise - 37
  5. Gary Dancer - 36
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Flinn Stock Points Leaders

    1. Johnny Miller - 40
    2. Shane Wiggins - 39
    3. Kyle Woodward - 38
    4. Joe Pironello - 37
    5. Chuck Shaw - 36
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